I actually had the most unbelievable news today.
After more than a month of constant worrying about my dad, I get to report that after his biopsy on Monday . . . Drum roll . . .
He does not have cancer!!
How can that be?
Why did the PET Scan light up like a Christmas tree?
What were those strange lymph nodes???
My family has been so worried. My mom has been a crying mess.
I have been so upset that I was having such a hard time trying to be creative enough to write.
And here we are, no cancer.
So, I decided that this is officially the beginning of the good.
Life is good.
Everyday is a beautiful gift.
I am so happy.
(I need to have a huge cry and get out all of these mixed-up emotions.
I still am afraid to believe it fully. I feel tentative.)
Should I wait for the next shoe to drop?
My answer this time is a loud and passionate N-O!!
So, here I sit, in front of my computer and happy to be writing.
I often think how one moment can change the rest of a person’s life.
One chance meeting.
One wrong word.
One doctors visit.
One kind gesture.
That’s all it takes.
Lately, I have noticed how crazy and inconsiderate people are acting. Not many drivers seem to care about pedestrians, stop signs, or even common courtesy. I make an extra effort to do things like slow down in parking lots, take turns, open the door for people, and give an extra smile or two. When I do those things, something very special happens. That person smiles back. The pedestrian thanks me. The person I opened the door for then later helps an elderly with a heavy bag.
I guess with the great news I just received, I am feeling sentimental. But I do believe that niceness is infectious. (But then again, so is meanness.)
I got news for you- niceness is better.
The beginning of the good.
I feel such relief. I can’t wait for the good to continue.
Have a Good and Nice-filled day,